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International Migration, Remittances, and the Human Capital Formation of Egyptian Children

Koska, Onur A. and Saygin, Perihan O. and Cagatay, Selim and Artal-Tur, Andres (2013): International Migration, Remittances, and the Human Capital Formation of Egyptian Children. Published in: International Review of Economics and Finance , Vol. 28, No. C (11. May 2013): pp. 38-50.

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Abstract

We study the roles that migration and remittances play in the human capital formation of children in Egypt. Our estimations reveal a significant association between remittances and human capital formation: the higher the probability of receipt of remittances, the higher the probability of school enrollment, and the older the age at which children enter the labor force. Although, with regard to the likelihood of school enrollment and the age of the first participation in the labor force, the family disruption effect of migration dominates the income effect of remittances, the likelihood of labor force participation decreases even in households from which both parents migrated.

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